So, doesn't this dude wonder if people really want him or they just want the money.
You know - I actually heard a story very similar to this in church - of all places. I don't go often anymore, had to go a bunch as a kid, and somewhere along I remember actually listening to the sermon and this was the story. Not sure if the guy paid them in the story that the was in the sermon, because that wouldn't have the same effect.
Wouldn't it be really odd if all of a sudden we find out this dude really had kids, but just didn't like them so thought he would find a new family.